English language competence is a significant aspect of an engineering student’s academic life and prospective career.
English language has commonly been used as international language, that is, it is widely used for communication. Imagine a Chinese is talking with an European who doesn’t know Chinese language. From a Chinese translated saying “chicken talks with duck”, where chicken uses its own language to communicate with duck, this seems impossible. We cannot deny that English language carries a high importance degree in our life. As an Engineering student, I agree that English language competence is an important aspect in our academic life and prospective career. One reason is that English language is part of the important tools in academic life. The other reason is that we are able to communicate with people in community.
First of all, English is a tool that significantly affect engineering students in academic life. While most of the theories in engineering are taught in English language, student are required to have a level of proficiency in English language. In National University of Singapore, students are required to take Qualifying English Test to assess their proficiency of English language. To a certain level where students are not able to pass, there is a necessity for them to go for extra English module to brush up their English. Such measurements are carried out to ensure the students are able to write, listen, and converse with proficient English in future.
Secondly, after we step out of our academic life and enter into real life to work, the most important thing is to socialize with people around. As socialize requires communication, this is where we put English language in use. Engineers are working in a team. Without proper communication, they will never be able to create the world today. Through conversation in English language, we are able to communicate with other in a big community. An engineering student’s require competence in his English language in order to succeed in his prospect career.
All in all, English language competence is proved to be a significant aspect of an engineering student’s academic life and prospect career. Without English language, people will be speaking different languages which are hard for natives and foreigners to understand.